Nikki Hill

In 2005, Nikki met her husband Matt Hill and  they both found a young friend in each other who could talk just as much about Lightnin’ Hopkins as they could Bon Scott era AC/DC. Nikki also gained a partner who musically understood and supported her ideas and eventually they founded the Nikki Hill Band with Matt on lead guitar. Nikki’s live shows became quickly known in St. Louis and Chicago for their energy, unique sound and for her charisma, already highly developed from her pentecostal roots and studying the greats.

By the time Hill released “Here’s Nikki Hill” in 2013, and with the rarity of a modern young black rock ‘n roll singer at the helm and the reputation of their energetic live show, the Nikki Hill Band  played over 20 festivals and close to 200 venues, building audiences across the US and Europe. The momentum continued through the release of her second album “Heavy Hearts Hard Fists” in 2015. With fiery soul and heavy R&B with rock n’ roll boogie and tons of attitude to match, the album was received with many accolades from press and fans and kept Hill touring in the US and Europe, playing over 30 festivals a year, including Montreux Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Byron Bay Blues Festival.

Nikki has never been afraid to take the road less traveled, and it’s clear with her new record, “Feline Roots” that she’ll continue her domination of the blues world, 1 gig after another!

2019 Blues Fest Line-Up

Friday, July 26th

5:00pm Tas Cru & The Tortured Souls

7:00pm The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

9:00pm Toronzo Cannon

11:00pm Nikki Hill

Friday Beer Tent Ghost Town Blues Band

Saturday, July 27th

12:30pm Tommy Bentz Band

2:30pm Craig Erickson & The Roadhouse Rockers

4:30pm Sarah Grace & The Soul
(2018 The Voice Finalist)

6:30pm Eliminator (ZZ Top Tribute Band)

8:30pm Eliza Neals

10:30pm Anthony Gomes

Saturday Beer Tent Kris Lager Band

Famous Prairie Dog Beer Girls


At the Prairie Dog Fest, you don't have to get out of your chair for a beer. These friendly, beautiful ladies will fetch 'em for ya!

Past Blues Fest Photos

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All Kinds of Blues!

Sarah Grace - The Voice 2018

A part of the great variety of blues music you will hear at the Prairie Dog Blues Festival.
Eliza Neals - Misery